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Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

 

Chief of Party at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title: Chief of Party

Job ID: 13-10833

Location: Nigeria

Grade: K

Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program: P000 – Proposal

Reports to: Project Senior Manager

 

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party to join a dynamic team for a potential 2-year USAID-funded contract to be implemented in the South South, South West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • The Chief of Party leads and manages the project with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy, project management, documentation and communication, client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships, and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects.
  • This position is subject to project award and funding

 

Specific Responsibilities

Project Results:

  • Provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.

 

Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • Develop (updates and adapts as needed) and execute annual work plans per contract/agreement requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact using a variety of communication strategies and media.

 

Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with USAID contract/agreement clauses, policies, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure, and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context, and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team through regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

 

Client and Other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners.

 

Internal Coordination and Synergy:

  • Collaborate with the MSH Country Representative and participate as required in activities organized in the context of MSH Representation in country.
  • Ensure harmonious collaboration with and cost-effective use of the Country Operations Management Unit.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a MPH, MBA, Master’s level degree in a related field, or Medicine.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible, related senior experience is required.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), MNCH, health system strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects required.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with the project mission and vision.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting

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Health Communication Coordinator, Novartis NCD Project

 

Department: Programs

 

Contract Duration: One-Year

 

Job Profile

  • The Health Communication Coordinators will be responsible for coordinating all communication, community mobilization, and demand creation.
  • He/She would ensure targets are met within the stipulated time frame while ensuring standards are not comprised.
  • He/She represents SFH on Project related matters at state levels with government ministries, agencies, and all other stakeholders.

 

Job-role

 

The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate the implementation of project activities.
  • Establish close collaboration and working arrangements with stakeholders.
  • Prepare monthly reports and quarterly reports.
  • Lead/Manage external communications between the project and state stakeholders.
  • Represent SFH at NCD meetings and provide timely reports on all meetings.
  • Efficiently manage the routine data collection and data management for the project in the assigned location.
  • Conduct regular supervisory visits to all participating Hospitals, Community Pharmacies and Patent Proprietary Medicine Vendors in project locations.
  • Carry out any other responsibility assigned.

 

Qualifications/Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Social Sciences with a focus on public health. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 (three) years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health, Programming and Project Management. This should be inclusive of a minimum of 2 years’ experience in social and behaviour change communication (SBCC).
  • Must have experience in coordinating project management meetings with state stakeholders, implementing partners and other NGOs.
  • Previous experience in a donor-funded environment will be an added advantage.

 

Skills and Competency required:

  • The successful candidates will be a person of integrity with excellent analytical, interpersonal, social and behaviour change communication skills.
  • A health programming professional with good experience in diplomacy and relationship management. Ability to coach, mentor and develop capacity in staff.
  • Should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

eHealth4everyone is recruiting for Public Health Analyst & Engagement Intern

eHealth4everyone is a leading digital health social enterprise dedicated to making the world healthier. We are a new kind of mission-driven organization with services, expertise and products focused on making the business of healthcare delivery work for everyone, through technology-enabled optimizations. We believe that if health is a right, proven digital health solutions and expertise such as ours should not be a privilege.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:Public Health Analyst & Engagement Intern

 

Job Description

  • The Public Health Analyst and Engagement Intern will work within the public health sector
  • He/she analyses data related to public health issues and carries out both digital and physical engagement with stakeholders
  • He/she will have a wide range of job duties, and will require computer and analytic skills to carry out these activities
  • He/she will support in public health related eHealth research, as well as help in projects focused on technology for public health.

 

Qualification

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health is required but a Master’s Degree is most preferable.

Skills:

  • Strong writing and communication skills, high computing and internet use skills and Experience in conducting research and developing data collection tools.

 

Job Title: Public Health Engagement & Advocacy Officer

 

Location: Abuja

 

Job Description

 

The Engagement and Advocacy officer will provide a critical interface between ehealth4everyone, government agencies/organizations and other project stakeholders.

He/she will lead and support a broad range of internal/external stakeholder engagement and communication activities.

He/she will also develop innovative communication and engagement initiatives requiring involvement of a wide range of communication channels.

 

Requirements

Qualification: A Master’s Degree in Public Health.

 

Experience:

A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience working with stakeholders and clients, and dealing with sensitive issues.

 

Skills:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to impart and present information to stakeholders, formulate reports and gain cooperation.

A demonstrated ability to prepare and implement strategies in stakeholder relations and issue management are vital to the role.

Application Closing Date

30th November, 2019

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Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs of improving Sexual and Reproductive Health, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

Program/M&E Officer

 

Type of Appointment: Full Time

 

Duration: Twelve (12) months

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

The State Program/M&E Officer shall, under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, carry out the following activities:

  • Responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support the Program Manager in the preparation of Monthly and other routine program reports
  • Works with the Program Manager to ensure that the Program/monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted appropriately in line with Project, Country and donor needs.
  • Ensure Community Testers are familiar and compliant with all necessary M&E tools
  • Participate in State Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Working Group meetings.
  • Ensure regular maintenance of database/information system.
  • Provide direct oversight/supervision to Testers and ensure adherence to implementation guidelines in the assigned LGAs of operation
  • Develop M & E plan for the state team for the conduct of routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification, and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs).
  • Ensure all data are validated monthly before reporting
  • Prepare monthly M&E reports and share with the Program Manager before the final submission to ARFH Abuja Office
  • Analysis data for informed decision
  • Assist in following up on implementation of recommendations by developing monthly tracking template
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned from the country office.

 

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a minimum qualification of University Degree/HND in Statistics, Sciences or Social Sciences with minimum of 3 years post NYSC professional experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria project implementation
  • Similar experience with donor funded programs especially Global Fund CSS grant will be an added advantage
  • Such an individual must be ready to work in a team and must have excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail. Excellent writing and communications skills in English language are also required
  • Successful candidates must be very knowledgeable in community interventions especially community HIV testing and have strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Such a candidate must be knowledgeable in the conduct of project related researches for informed decision
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database (DHIS) and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the job to: programs@arfh-ng.org

Note

  • Interested candidates must indicate the Position and State being applied for in the Subject line of the email (E.g. Program/M&E Officer – Rivers)
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

Position: Finance & Admin Associate

 

Type of Appointment: Fixed term

 

Duration: Twelve (12) months

 

Duty Description

  • The role is to provide support to Program Manager in ensuring that documents for payment of Counsellor Testers and State Program officers monthly allowance are collated on timely and efficient manner, processed in line with organization policy and donor organization standard of operation
  • The role reports to Program Manager.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collect and collate all fund requests from State team
  • Raise Payment Vouchers
  • Prepares bank reconciliation statement
  • Prepares Management report
  • Prepares statutory financial reports as fall dues
  • Process approvals for payment requests
  • File payment vouchers after ensuring all necessary documents
  • Review of program retirements
  • Track administrative expenses of state offices
  • Ensure adherence to retirement and donor specific guidelines for reporting
  • Conduct supportive supervision to Counsellor Testers
  • Review the financial document collected and cross checking to ensure arithmetical accuracy
  • Ensure adherence to procurement guidelines
  • Prompt payment of statutory deductions and filling of such document
  • Responsible for Asset management
  • Documentation of CTs documents
  • Providing administrative responsibilities
  • Any other duties as assigned.

 

Personality Profile

The candidate is expected to demonstrate strong personality skill in the following:

  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skill
  • Ability to communicate in written and oral English
  • Ability to work with minimal level of supervision.

 

Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a minimum of University Degree in Accounting, Economics or other Social Science courses or Higher National Diploma Certificate in Accounting & other Social Science courses
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work-related experience in a similar organization
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, pro-activeness in managing risks, self-motivated and resilient in stress management, strong attention to details, excellent writing and communication skills in English language are required. Similar experience with donor funded programs especially Global Fund CSS grant will be an added advantage
  • Successful candidates must have extensive knowledge of Nigeria public health sectors with strong analytical and problem solving/teamwork skills
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • The applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.

 

Method of Application

 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the job to: programs@arfh-ng.org

 

Note

  • Interested candidates must indicate the Position and State being applied for in the Subject line of the email (E.g. Program/M&E Officer – Rivers)
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

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UNDP National Consultancy Assignment to Support Formulation of Borno State Development Plan

Job Title: Health Specialist – National Consultancy Assignment to Support Formulation of Borno State Development Plan

Location: Borno State, NIGERIA Additional Category: HIV, Health and Development

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level: National Consultant

Duration of Initial Contract: 40 working days Expected

Duration of Assignment: 40 working days Starting Date – (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Nov-2019

 Background The Borno State Government plans to develop a 10-year Development as well as Implementation Plan 2020 – ; The goal of the Borno State Development Plan is to provide a long-term vision and policy direction for leap frogging the development of state in line the global Sustainable Development Goals, The Lake Chad Basin Commission Regional Aspirations and various Nigeria’s Sectoral Plans and Strategies.

The specific objectives of the planning exercise include: Provide a frame work for the rapid transition of the state through the Transition, Stabilization and Development Nexus Provide a Policy framework that will provide the road map for all humanitarian and development activities in the state. Set clear and measurable developmental goals with costed implementation plans for Borno State. Provide a roadmap for Borno state to get back on track towards achieving the SDGs after the setback caused by the insurgency. Establish a clear agenda for Borno State Development as part of the Lake Chad Basin Commission agenda to stabilize the region.

The “Borno State Development and Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029” will be a participatory approach that will integrate economic, sectoral, spatial, social, institutional, environmental and fiscal strategies in order to support the optimal allocation of scarce resources between sectors and geographical areas, and across the population in a manner that provides sustainable growth, equity and the empowerment of the poor and marginalized. The process will have strong and purposeful political leadership and stakeholder engagement oriented towards promoting economic recovery, peaceful coexistence, inclusive growth and sustainable decentralized development.

To support the planning exercise of Borno State, UNDP is recruiting Education ; The Health Specialist will support the effort, providing analysis and policy advice in all health-related aspects to the development plan project steering committee, programme team and government counterparts that favor inclusive development, including the integration of National and Subnational Plans and the SDGs into the plan and activities in health sector. S/he is expected to contribute to knowledge generation through research and analysis, and work closely with the consulting team and technical working groups.

Duties and Responsibilities The Health Specialist will closely work with Borno State Government to provide technical advice to Borno State Planning Exercise Steering Committee, technical working group and other partners, especially in plan development and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies in Health Sector, which include: Support and facilitate dialogue on sustainable development issues on health sector within the context of the plan development, with government officials, development partners, civil society, and the private sector. Provide policy and programming advice and support for development planning and policy formulation focusing on health at the national, sub-national and local levels. Support the identification and analysis of interventions that can impact multiple development goals and targets at the same time in Health Sector. Support monitoring and reporting of progress related to SDGs and other national development frameworks, including to help strengthen national and local level data collection and statistical capacity in the aspect of Health.

The consultants’ technical support will focus on: Context Analysis & Assessment: Comprehensive review of progress made by past administrations in the context of development and work to define the structure of the plan. Scenario Planning and Plan Definition: Working to define strategic vision, goals and objectives of the plan with sector specific indicators Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework: Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda. Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly. Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities. A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan: Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework: Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda. Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly. Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities. A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors. Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan Deliverables

Deliverable 1: Draft section of Health of Foresight Framework Sector Situation Analysis in Health Collected inputs on Health for MDA

Deliverable 2: Synthesized Framework for Health Section Development Plan Finalized Health Section of Visionary/Scenario Plans

Deliverable 3: Short, Medium, Long Term Development Cycle Framework for Health Draft section of Health of 10-Year Plan

Deliverable 4: Health Section of 10-Year Final Reviewed Plan. Health Section of Short-Term Plan (2020- 2022). Health Section of Year 2020 Plan Draft. Health Section of Year 2020 Final Reviewed Plan.

Required Skills and Experience Education

University degree in Public Health, Medicine, Development, Public/Business Administration or other related field. Additional education in economics/management is an asset.

Experience

Minimum 10 years of relevant development experience in in health, including policy formulation, management of health services/health projects, and provision of technical assistance. Language: Proficiency in both written and spoken English Competencies: Sound knowledge and understanding of the on-going emerging policy issues in the areas surrounding health with excellent analytical skill in understanding the complexity of health development. Strong knowledge and background in health sector development in Nigeria. Knowledge on Health System Strengthening is an advantage. Experience in designing, monitoring and evaluating development projects is an asset; Experience working with the MDGs or SDGs at the national level. Education Knowledge and Experience – Possesses experience in designing and managing challenging Health projects, taking into account cross- sectoral linkages. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience in working with a wide range of individuals in government, private sector and civil society

. Experience in preparing high quality policy briefs and guidance notes for use by senior policy makers. Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback & Deliver Results for Clients – Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Experience of working with the government counterparts, national or international financial institutions, private sector/ civil society in the field of economic and social development in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date 23rd October, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA) How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online Application Procedure The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file): A cover letter with a brief description of why the Offer considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment; Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references; Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document. Evaluation Process Applicants are reviewed based on relevance of qualifications, required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined ; Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative ; When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: Being responsive/compliant/acceptable; and Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation where technical criteria weighs 70% and Financial criteria/ Proposal weighs 30%. Technical Evaluation – Total 70% (700 points): Relevant Educational experience Weight = 20%; Maximum Points: 200 Relevant work experience as per TOR requirements Weight = 40%; Maximum Points: 400 Competencies and skills Weight = 10%; Maximum Points: 100 Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will conduct a desk review of the top five shortlisted candidates. Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation. Financial Evaluation – Total 30% (30 points): The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z), where p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal µ = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal being evaluated Contract Award: Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.

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 Institutional Arrangement: The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the head of sub-office Maiduguri and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above. The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop. Payment Modality: Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager. Note UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. See: Health Benefits of Zobo Drink

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